RVS Dental College and Hospital, Sulur, organised a free dental scaling camp recently, as part of the Oral Hygiene Day observance, benefitting 512 persons.
The Oral hygiene day was introduced to commemorate the birth anniversary of the doyen of Indian Periodontics and founder of the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP), DR. G. B. Shankwalkar, who was born on 1st August.
Every year on 1st of August, various programmes are conducted by the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP), Indian Dental Association (IDA) along with its state branches, Rotary club, private institutes and many dental colleges across India.
Objective of Oral Hygiene Day: The day is celebrated with the objective to spread the message of Oral health and its importance and to curb the worrisome trend of neglect which has been one of the main causes for dental diseases.
Every year this day is celebrated by organizing various camps, creating oral health awareness in rural areas, distributing oral hygiene kits to the underpriviliged population. Some institutes also carry out free periodontal treatments for patients on this day.
Chairman of RVS Group K.V. Kuppusamy inaugurated the camp in the presence of Joint Transport Commissioner S.K. Sivakumaran, the chief guest, a press release said.
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